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“lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smoix

Smoix
Ciutadella de Menorca | Sant Isidre 33, Ciutadella, Minorca, Spain
+34 971480516
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Ranked #1 of 98 restaurants in Ciutadella
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
luton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

what a find!
in fact very hard to find but so worth it. The food is on par with Cas Consol, the location is great in a different way but the staff are not quite as friendly as Cas. However I can't fault the food...Simply Superb !

Visited May 2013
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English first
Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best meal of our holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had a wonderful meal at Smoix (October 2012). The restaurant itself is in a very pretty setting - you enter through an old archway into a beautifully planted courtyard. We ate inside - it was October after all - and apart from another table of six, my partner and I were the only customers, which wasn't surprising given the time of year and that it was a Tuesday night. This could have meant the ambiance wasn't there, but we were so warmly welcomed by our hosts that we felt relaxed and at home right away. Our starters were excellent - a ceviche of sardines and a Mexican inspired egg and tortilla dish - but our main courses were even better. I had steak stuffed with foie gras and leeks and my partner had duck. The chef's wife took great care to find out precisely how we would like our duck and steak done and they were perfect. We both finished with an amazing chocolate mousse with raspberry sorbet. Presentation and service were immaculate. For two people, our three course meal with bread, water and one bottle of medium priced wine, came to 90 Euros. We found this very good value given such high standards. Overall, this was a real treat and an excellent way to round off a lovely holiday in Menorca. It's on our 'must do again' list!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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47 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Enjoyed lunch - wonderful courtyard setting and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We enjoyed our experience at Smoix. Great courtyard setting! Both the starters (chicken ravioli and Menorca salad) were excellent. Mains were good, but not that impressive (Lamb and duck). Perhaps the starters set our expectations too high!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This restaurant is amazing! The chef is clearly very experienced and his wife is friendly and informative and so kind. We did not know what to expect and were blown away by an excellently prepared meal that was bold and delicate at the same time. We dream of eating here again.

Visited May 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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“World class dining in Menorca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

My wife and I dined at Smoix on two occasions this week in Menorca (May 19,20). This was our first trip to Menorca and sampling local food was a big focus. Smoix was recommended to us by our hotel manager (Tres Sant) who said it was the best food in town. While it was quiet on both nights we visited (it is still "off season in Ciutadella), I simply can't speak highly enough about the quality of the food that was prepared. We shared 4 dishes on each night found all to be executed flawlessly. Seared local fresh fish with mussels, Rice with squid, Prawn carpaccio, local lamb, and Chicken Cannelones and others. The chef, Miguel, is classically trained in Barcelona and his food stacks up with the best I have eaten any large city in the US or Europe. The service was friendly and attentive. The setting for the restaurant, in a quiet courtyard, is wonderful. The quality, and value of this restaurant compared to the tourist traps along the port can't be overemphasized. This is a restaurant not to be missed.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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